I am a sculptor and a founder and organising member of the Crouch End Open Studios for the past ten years. I am now taking an organisational back seat and concentrating on my own work whilst focusing my curating interests and skills on a new exhibiting project, Front Room Art.
My sculpture is varied in both materials and concept, ranging from installation, commissioned outdoor works, to smaller ceramic or wooden works, usually of a semi-abstract nature.
Recent work explores the use of Fluorescent Acrylic sheet as an expressive material.
I also draw extensively and have used original drawings and photographs to create on an iPad ‘Las Amazonas’, a series of layered images available as digital prints.
I write and tweet regularly about art under the pseudonym of ‘The Unknown Artist’ - an identity I assumed after making a full size acrylic sheet sculpture of Albert Turpin, an artist well known the 1930’s as an artist of the ‘East London Group’ whose work disappeared from history until resurrected by the recent book ’ From Bow to Biennale’ by David Buckman.
The following articles can be read at this link – Artlyst blogs
‘Vivre Le Lieu’ – sculpture at the village of Ozenay, France
Michael Craig Martin must be reading my blog! Sculpture at the RA Summer Exhibition.
Juan Uslé and Richard Deacon at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Art, Science or Boyle Family? ….and Anaïs Tondeur, Nuuk Island, 2014 . A trip to the Jerwood gallery at Hastings
Dumas and Kiefer- Reflections on their work following their London exhibitions
Subterranean Sculpture Shock – Lynn Dennison at The Rotherhithe Shaft
Rain, Hail, Snow- adventures in ‘ddr limited’ Central Berlin
Three Days in Valencia: Picasso watching Television.
Three Days in Valencia: IVAM- El Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno-
Three days in Valencia: A surprise at the Museo de Bellas Artes.
The Three M’s – Mortality, Motivation and Meaning in the life of an Artist
Not just for Christmas- the economics of the artist
‘The Importance of a Title’- a visit to the UpDown Gallery, Ramsgate
Earlier articles can be found on the Facebook notes of The Unknown Artist including the series on ‘The Unknown Artist investigates the Restorative Powers of Art at the Seaside’
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
1991 - Diploma in Sculpture , Sir John Cass School of Art, Aldgate london
2013 - Wilderness, NorthandSouthIdeas Gallery, Highgate High Street
2011 - Ecos de la Selva, Sandringham Gardens , london
2010 - Birth of the Innocents, Hornsey War Memorial, London
2009 - Drawing the dance 'Moving Visions' in St Pauls Cathedral, Crouch End Open Studios, My Studio
2008 - Drawings of the Moving Figure, Crouch End Open Studios, My studio
2005 - Open Studio, Crouch End Open Studios 2005, My studio
1998 - Open Studio Exhibition, Haringley Arts Council, London
2013 - Worcester Open 2013, W-CA, Worcester
2011 - Art House, LJCC, Ivy House, London
2011 - Discerning Eye, ING Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries London
2010 - Giving Art, Gaining Health, Paintings in Hospitals, Hornsey Health Centre
2009 - Contemporary British Art, The Millinery Works Gallery, 85/87 Southgate Road, London, N1 3JS
2009 - Twenty One, Original Gallery, London
2008 - Drawntogether, Artists from the Prince's Drawing School, 28 Redchurch St, london, E2 7DP
2008 - Hornsey Town Hall Art Show 2008, Selected Sculpture Exhibition curated by CEOS, Hornsey Town Hall
2007 - Small is Beautiful, Royal Academy Schools Gallery, London
2006 - Crouch End Open Studios, My Studio, London, Crouch End
2006 - Group Exhibition, Crouch End Open Studios, Original Gallery, Hornsey
2005 - Crouch End Open Studios Inaugural Show, CEOS at John Jones Gallery, John Jones Gallery, Finsbury Park
1998 - Art Select, Battersea Arts Centre
1998 - Millfield Summer Show and Open Exhibition, Millfield
1997 - Gillingham Open
1997 - Jelly Legg'd Chicken Gallery, Reading
2005 - Ceramic Fountain for a Roof Garden, Private residence, St Johns Wood London
2008 - Drawing the Cathedral Dance at St Pauls Cathedral, Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance, St Pauls Cathedral
2000 - Sculpture Residency, John Beasley, Sculptor, Far north Queensland, Australia
Competitions, prizes and awards
1991 - 1st Prize in Sculpture Class for the Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers, Sir John Cass School of Art, Aldgate London
1991 - Owen Rowley Memorial Prize for the best work or works in the Final Year show., Sir John Cass School of Art, Aldgate London
2011 - Ecos de la Selva, Crouch End Open Studios, Crouch End
2010 - Crouch End Open Studios 2010, Crouch End Open studios, London